Coronavirus

What you need to know about Ontario’s new vaccine certificate with QR code

Ontarians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can start downloading new QR codes this week, which officials say will allow for faster entry into settings that require proof of vaccination. Residents whose birthdays fall between January and April were able to download the scannable enhanced vaccination certificate Friday through the province’s COVID-19 website, with further […]

New figures illustrate COVID risks on Ontario farms for migrant workers

As Southwestern Ontario farmers that rely heavily on offshore labour wind down their second growing season of the pandemic, worker infections from COVID-19 are down dramatically from a year prior. Last year, the virus dealt a heavy blow to migrant workers, and the farms on which they work, with the province recording 2,089 infections, dozens […]

Changes expected to youth COVID-19 vaccine requirements at area rec facilities

Area public health officials are expected to announce tighter rules for COVID-19 vaccination requirements at sports and recreation facilities Wednesday, a change that could have major implications for youth aged 12 to 17 who aren’t fully vaccinated. Under current provincial rules, youths 12 and older don’t have to show proof of vaccination when entering arenas, […]

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